Le Pain Quotidien
Covent Garden, London

Le Pain Quotidien is a chain of tasty bakeries that provide coffee, pastries and other meals.

They are not just in the UK either - they are in Sydney as well.

We were in Covent garden and needed a snack. Pastries are a favourite of Sir and once this place was spotted it was always going to get a visit.

We had take away but you can eat in as well - but they have communal tables which not everybody likes.
As you can imagine from the sound of their name - it's a French themed place.

They have plenty of pastries and rolls as well - but also lovely croissants and other French goodies.

We ended up just grabbing a pastry twist. It was beautifully fresh with custard and sultana's inside and was bigger than it seems from the photo.

Its a pleasant place. Prices aren't low but the food was nice.

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Hola Paella
Lower Piazza
Covent Garden

The giant pan full of steaming paella attracts a lot of attention. Its a really big batch and people drift by to take a look at first but often then to buy some. We decided to share a plate for an afternoon snack. It was actually really nice. Good flavours, plenty of veggies and seafood in it. The rice hadn't congealed either like it sometimes does on questionable paella. Mlady liked it so much that she said next time she'll have one on her own - NO SHARING!

It was pleasant food in a lovely place.

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